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A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it’s possible

By 29 January 2015 1
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Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you. …At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded...

Braddon’s transformation continues

By 29 January 2015 2

Preparations started earlier this month on more apartments in Braddon’s increasingly popular Lonsdale Street. Braddon is constantly changing and steadily erasing its indus...

Tips for riding from Belconnen to Tuggeranong?

By 29 January 2015 4

Hi all Due to machinery of government changes I'm now facing a potential work move from the City to Tuggeranong.  As I live in Belconnen and we are a one car family I'm n...

Budget New Year’s Eve venue

By 29 January 2015 1

Hi guys, I am really keen to have a New Year's Eve wedding and wondering if anyone knows of any budget venues that would potentially allow us to stay until 1am. Most venues ...

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

By 29 January 2015 1

In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment. From the t...

Serious cyclist crash in Deakin

By 29 January 2015

ACT Policing responded to a serious collision in Deakin involving one cyclist this morning (29 January). About 7.45am, police received a report that a male cyclist had fallen of...

Canberras taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015 4

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to b...

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015
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Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches,...

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Proof positive that Borders is for women

By 18 January 2009 51

[First filed: January 17, 2009 @ 11:39] Back in 2006 I theorised that the Borders bookstore in Civic is set up to sell to women and not to men. Some of you foolishly poo-pooed me. Yesterday, while trying to find my girlfriend in Borders amongst a crowd of other women who look unsettlingly ...

Clubs find more excuses for giving less

By 18 January 2009 12

The Canberra Times brings word from the club sector which is threatening they might have to stop buying so many plasma screen TVs for themselves, and bribing our political parties, and calling it community contributions. Nah I'm joking. The investment in their own amenity and no doubt the politic...

Canberra United fall short in the final

By 18 January 2009 3

The SMH has all the news on a pretty comprehensive beating handed out to our girls in the W-League soccer grand final. The score finished up 2-0. Anyone know the mad monday schedule?...

Anyone with experiences with rental increases related to s35 and 37 of the st

By 18 January 2009 18

Hi all I am seeking clarification about the application of clauses 35 and 37 of the Standard Residential Tenancy Agreement. They state: 35.        The rent may not be increased at intervals of less than 12 months from either the beginning of the Tenancy Agreement for the first increase,...

Big fish in very small pond

By 18 January 2009 3

Just before Christmas, I won a short story competition here in the ACT. Well, love it, loathe it, or be bored by and indifferent to it, here it is. It's called Skin Deep and won the Marjorie Grabner-McInnis Short Story Award 2008. It is linked from this page

Burn a snag! But how?

By 18 January 2009 12

With such glorious weather we decided to do a barbeque by Lake Ginninderra just off Ginninderra drive. We arrived to find that of the two sets of barbeques there that only one half of one was working! This was occupied by a group of young folk who remained in situ for a further 90 minutes! W...

Petrol prices soar

By 17 January 2009 35

The ABC is concerned about skyrocketing petrol prices in Canberra for no obvious reason. The NRMA says Canberra is the only capital city to have experienced a 20-cent per litre price rise at the petrol pump. Prices at the bowser in the capital jumped to around $1.15 per litre on Thursday." ...

Where is the music?

By 17 January 2009 12

Im told there is an underground music scene in canberra, but I'm yet to find it. Does anyone have suggestions of where i can get some musical sustenance?  Anything jazz, blues, folk, world, or just a little bit off beat....   I'm also interested in places to play informal gigs...

A farewell to Margaret from Ainslie

By 17 January 2009 9

Regular readers have thrilled to the antics of Margaret from Ainslie. Culturazi now informs us that the drama is at an end with all protagonists moving house. We can only hope Margaret is happy in the "better" part of Ainslie to which she aspires....

Bob promises to walk off into the sunset in five years

By 17 January 2009 26

[First filed: January 16, 2009 @ 08:44] The Canberra Times has the scoop that the rusted on Member for Fraser, Bob McMullan, plans to carry his bat and up stumps after the next election. Younger readers might be surprised to discover that Canberra has Labor members of Parliament with both of t...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 21

By 17 January 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

Maria Doogan slaps down a Centrelink fraudster

By 17 January 2009 8

The Canberra Times has an amusing story on Nadine Verran, 36, of Rivett's efforts to claim that being forced to repay fraudulent Centrelink payments was punishment enough. When Mr Stubbs suggested his client should be entitled to some leniency because of substance abuse and other problems, Ms Doo...

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